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Man who bought guns used by San Bernardino terrorists sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

The man who supplied the guns that a husband and wife used to kill 14 people in a 2015 terror attack in California has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Tags: California, Cnn, San Bernardino


2020 elections: Nearly 1.3 million ballots have already arrived at this L.A. County processing center

In a hangar about half the size of a football field at the Pomona Fairgrounds, nearly 200 temporary election workers — most of them young people — processed ballots that already arrived from drop box locations and mail boxes throughout the county. With a week and a half left to go before Election Day, more than 1.28 million ballots have shown up here as of Wednesday, Oct. 21, with truckloads of ballots delivered each morning and afternoon, each accompanied by at least two poll workers. In 2016, ...
Tags: Elections, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Voters, Southern California, Pomona, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, Downey, Rankin, Alex Padilla, Fairplex, 2020 Elections, Maine Nebraska


Will poll watchers be out in Southern California for Nov. 3 election?

The first rule of being an election observer is you do not interfere with the conduct of the election. Also no bothering poll workers, no taking pictures or looking at confidential voter information, no wearing campaign clothes or buttons, and no challenging someone’s right to cast a ballot. Plus there are a handful of other rules, as California Secretary of State Alex Padilla explained in a memo to county elections officials last month – but most registrars and groups that recruit and train vol...
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Trump targets Kamala Harris in sexist rant against the Democratic vice-presidential nominee

Getty President Donald Trump targeted Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in a rant at a campaign rally in Florida on Friday.  Trump said the US would never see a "socialist" president, "especially a female socialist," apparently referring to Harris, who is not a socialist. The president has tried to paint Harris as a radical in what has so far been Trump's tumultuous run for reelection. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump targeted Dem...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, California, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic, HARRIS, MIT Technology Review, 2020 Elections


LA needs to ‘aggressively’ cut services, costs as projected revenue gap may hit $600 million

The city of Los Angeles’s fiscal outlook has worsened, and leaders will need to cut services “aggressively,” including potentially moving forward with layoffs, in order to find as much as $600 million to close the revenue gap in this year’s budget, the municipality’s top budget adviser said in a report released Friday, Oct. 23. City officials had previously been projecting that amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, revenues could come up short by between $200 million and $400 million. But in a ne...
Tags: Health, Politics, Budget, News, California, Washington, France, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Eric Garcetti, LA County, Garcetti


Reports focus on need for humane immigration detention policies

The nation’s immigration policies are the source of contentious disagreements as we head toward a national election, but there should be one area of broad agreement among all Americans. Our country should deal with undocumented immigrants and refugees as humanely as possible as their judicial cases make their way through the system. Unfortunately, two recent news stories suggest that federal immigration policies are falling short of that reasonable standard. First, a Los Angeles Times investigat...
Tags: California, Opinion, Nbc News, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Aclu, The Times, Times, Los Angeles Times, Southern California, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Los Angeles County, Customs Enforcement ICE, George Gascon


California prosecutors 'on a track' to retry penalty phase of Scott Peterson's murder case

California prosecutors say they are preparing to retry the penalty phase of the murder case against Scott Peterson after the state Supreme Court recently overturned his death sentence.
Tags: California, Cnn, State Supreme Court, Scott Peterson


Target to hold grand openings for six Southern California stores

Target will hold a grand opening Sunday, Oct. 25 for six new Southern California stores, bringing the retailer’s Southland total to 114 locations. One of the stores, on West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, is 150,000 square feet, but the rest are small-format locations that average around 30,000 square feet. They will collectively employ more than 600 workers. That will bump the Minneapolis-based retailer’s local workforce to nearly 21,000, and it will boost its nationwide store count to nearly...
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Minneapolis, California, Los Angeles, Walmart, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Target, Cornell, Brian Cornell, Southern California, Southland, Mulligan


Festival Pass: Drive-ins, hair bands and a streaming music fest, oh my

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. I’m a big football fan. A cardboard cutout version of me may be sitting at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore — where the Ravens play — as you read this. (My mom, my husband and I are sitting behind Edgar Allan Poe in the “Baltimore” end zone. Seriously.) One of my favorite things on NFL Sundays is to listen for the music played around commercial breaks. Lately,...
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Daily Crunch: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court

A California court weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes popular apps over data collection practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is your Daily Crunch for October 23, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court A California appeals court ruled that yes, a new state law applies to Uber and Lyft drivers, meaning that they must be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors. The judge ruled that contrary to the rideshare ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, California, France, Senate, Tech, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Phil Libin, Dorsey, Zuckerberg


Prosecutors 'on a track' to retry penalty phase of Scott Peterson's murder case

California prosecutors say they are preparing to retry the penalty phase of the murder case against Scott Peterson after the state Supreme Court recently overturned his death sentence.
Tags: News, California, Stories, State Supreme Court, Scott Peterson


Uber and Lyft Need To Make Drivers Employees, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court ruled Thursday evening that an injunction issued against Uber and Lyft over the status of their drivers was an appropriate measure. CNET reports: The injunction was issued in August by Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court, who ruled that the ride-hailing companies must start classifying their drivers as employees in the state. The judge allowed the companies 10 days to appeal the ruling, which they did. The First Appellate District court in San Francisco hear...
Tags: Lyft, California, San Francisco, Tech, San Diego, Cnet, San Francisco Superior Court, Uber Lyft, Schulman, San Francisco Los Angeles, Ethan Schulman, First Appellate District court


Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain

Shortly after Kathy Jones relocated to California, the retired professor decided she needed to learn to speak Spanish.
Tags: California, Cnn, Kathy Jones


Snow Valley ski resort looks to hire hundreds at upcoming job events

Snow Valley Mountain Resort, pandemic, masks and all, has hundreds of openings for ski-related jobs this winter season. The resort in the weeks ahead will host several hiring events for prospects who need work and want perks like free lift tickets and training. Snow Valley says little to no experience is necessary for many roles. Openings include ski or snowboard instructor, snowmaker, lift attendant or mechanic. All the equipment and specialized training will be provided, the resort said. Other...
Tags: Business, Jobs, California, Sport, Soccer, Ucla, San Bernardino, Macy, Snow Valley, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Running Springs, Laylan Connelly, Snow Valley Mountain Resort


USC men’s basketball trying to atone for lost offseason

Another year, another major offseason overhaul for the USC men’s basketball team. Only three scholarship athletes who played last season return, all of them rising sophomores. Joining them are a handful of transfers and a couple of freshmen. But the Trojans didn’t have a typical offseason to adjust, as COVID-19 pandemic protocols in California prevented the team from practicing prior to this month. Now that the Trojans have reconvened, the build-up to the season is neither completely a training ...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Trojans, Enfield, Andy Enfield, Stephen Carr, Evan Mobley, Isaiah White, Rancho Christian High, Chevez Goodwin, Wofford Guard, Temecula Evan


EDD Fraud Concerns Forces Action In California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — At least 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits in California have been frozen because of suspected fraud, state officials said, revealing how prevalent the problem has become now that the state has paid more than $105 billion in benefits since March. California’s Employment Development Department said contributing factors in the freezes include “a high number of claims at a single address.” The agency said the claims were part of the fede...
Tags: Pua, California, Office, California News, Los Angeles, Fraud, Unemployment, Beverly Hills, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif, Employment Development Department, Baines, Duane Morris, California s Employment Development Department, Michael Bernick, Fontrell Antonio Baines


California shouldn’t reverse course on criminal justice reforms

Proposition 20, the Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection Initiative, is one of the most contentious items on the statewide ballot because it would undo significant criminal justice system reforms passed by California voters in recent years at the very moment that many other states are finally starting to make needed reforms. Although the initiative deals with topics like police power and incarceration rates, it was placed on the ballot before the national conversation on racial injust...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Criminal Justice, John Phillips, California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Legislative Analyst 's Office, Guest Commentary, Alix Ollivier, Criminal Sentencing Parole, Supporters of Prop


Voting by mail? Most Californians have preferred it over in-person voting for years

In the dramatic midterm elections of 2018, when the fate of the House and Senate hung in the balance and a new governor was about to be enthroned, two of every three votes tallied in California were cast via mail-in ballots rather than by in-person voting —even in the absence of a deadly pandemic. By-mail voting has long played a dominant role in Golden State democracy, so the ballot-in-every-mailbox experiment currently underway is not so much revolution as evolution. But understanding the part...
Tags: California, Washington, Senate, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, DMV, Orange County, Smith, Orange, Ucla, Southern California, San Bernardino, Alexander


Ninth Circuit District Judge Delivers Another Superbly Written Court Order

The GOA reports on the Thode V Becerra amicus brief. iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 23 September 2020, Judge Roger T. Benitez issued another impressive order in a case involving the Second Amendment. A number of California residents, firearm businesses, special interest groups, foundations, and a political action committee have organized to sue California AG Xavier Becerra et al, to challenge the constitutionality of California's complex net of regulations for the ownership and...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, California, Virginia, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Bolton, Goa, Cuba, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, DOE, Sierra Club, Thompson, Miller, Second Amendment, Trump


No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

A British Black Silver Tabby adult male cat is judged at the 42nd "Supreme Cat Show" in Birmingham, England on October 27, 2018. Oli Scarff/Getty Images During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Cats, California, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Trump, Wind Turbines


Boogalooer Accused Of Firing Into MN Police Precinct During George Floyd Protests

A man connected to the so-called “boogaloo” movement has been charged federally with crossing state lines to participate in a riot, and is accused of firing rounds from an assault rifle into a Minneapolis police precinct as it burned to the ground. Charging documents released Friday detail the alleged activities of Ivan Harrison Hunter, 26, and also quote from alleged internet chats he had with Steven Carrillo. Carrillo, another alleged boogalooer, is accused of killing two law enforcement of...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Fbi, Michael Solomon, Oakland, Hunter, South Texas, Teeter, Carrillo, Boogaloo, Federal Protective Service, District of Minnesota


Consumers forfeited $60 million in bottle, can deposits, watchdog group says

A watchdog group claims California consumers left $60 million in unredeemed bottle and can deposits with the state in the first six months of 2020 amid plunging redemption rates and a deepening economic crisis for California’s recycling centers. Drawing upon , the state’s recycling regulator, Consumer Watchdog calculates the redemption rate — that at which consumers directly redeem deposits — dropped to 60.2% from 66% during that period. The decline occurred despite an 8.4% uptick in deposit be...
Tags: Business, News, California, Oregon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Maine, Iowa, Michigan, Vermont, Consumer Watchdog, Gavin Newsom, Whittier, Tucker, KLUG


Far-right extremist shot at Minneapolis' police precinct to spark violence during Floyd protests, FBI says

A far-right extremist has been accused of opening fire on Minneapolis' third police precinct and sparking violence during May's George Floyd protests.Ivan Harrison Hunter, a 26-year-old from Texas, was charged Friday with one count of interstate travel to participate in a riot. An admitted member of the "Boogaloo Bois," Hunter opened fire on the precinct and later looted it and helped set it on fire, the FBI said in a sworn affidavit released Friday.The Minneapolis police's third pre...
Tags: Texas, News, Justice, Minneapolis, California, Fbi, Trump, Hunter, Floyd, Boogaloo, Facebook Hunter, George Floyd, Boogaloo Bois, Steven Carrillo, Ivan Harrison Hunter


California court says Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

A California appeals court on Thursday upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state’s gig economy law. The decision won’t have any immediate impact because it doesn’t take effect for at least 30 days, well after the Nov. 3 vote on Proposition 22. Uber and Lyft — who along with DoorDash have heavily bankrolled the ballot mea...
Tags: Lyft, California, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, California Supreme Court, Ucla, Uber Lyft, Los Angeles San Diego, Xavier Becerra, Becerra, Prop 22 Lyft, Lawyers for Uber


Census takers fall short of target goal in US count

By Mike Schneider | Associated Press From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the households they needed for a complete tally of the U.S. population, a count that ended abruptly last week after a Supreme Court ruling. Community activists, statisticians and civil rights groups say racial and ethnic minorities are historically undercounted, and shortcomings in the 2020 census could set the course of life in...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, US, Sport, Soccer, House, Arizona, Manhattan, Navajo Nation, New Mexico, Louisiana, Jackson


Uber, Lyft Lose Appeal, Must Classify Drivers As Employees In California

A California ballot measure could exempt Uber, Lyft and others from the law.
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Los Angeles County settles civil suit involving deputy public defender

Los Angeles County has agreed to pay out $450,000 to settle a civil case involving an alleged sexual assault by a deputy public defender of a client at a Lancaster courthouse five years ago, according to county records. The plaintiff, Dominga, accused Emmanuel Bart-Plange, who was the woman’s court-appointed attorney in a petty theft case in 2015, of coercing her to give him oral sex and then warning her to keep quiet, according to the 2018 civil lawsuit against the county and Bart-Plange. The p...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, LA County, Suh, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Arias, State Bar, Michael D Antonovich, Bart Plange


Disney California Adventure to reopen Buena Vista Street for shopping and dining

Disney California Adventure will partially reopen for shopping and dining along Buena Vista Street following the state issuing theme park reopening guidelines that could keep major California theme parks closed until early 2021 or next summer. Buena Vista Street will reopen in November as part of the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping district while the rest of Disney California Adventure remains closed, according to Disney officials. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new a...
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Casino Insider: COVID-19 has changed how casinos do business — Here’s where we’re at

When was the last time you went to a casino? If it was pre-COVID, you probably remember the crowds, the packed seats at slot machines and table games and a line for the buffet — all hallmarks of the casino experience. Since the start of the pandemic seven months ago, the casinos have transformed and we’ve been there to witness the evolution. We stood in lines wearing face coverings waiting for a temperature check; walked reconfigured gaming floors; saw new restaurants replace buffets and watched...
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Cases of Don Julio 1942 and a signature Range Rover: Here's an inside look at Adam Neumann's wild list of must-haves for WeWork's rowdy all-staff summer sleepaway party

Adam and Rebekah Neumann's list included a signature Range Rover, 12 cases of Don Julio 1942, and 24/7 security guard and drivers. Jackal Pan/Visual China Group via Getty Images Reeves Wiedeman is a business journalist whose work has been featured in New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and other major publications. The following is an excerpt from his new book, "Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork." In it, Wiedeman shares a g...
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